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January 26th, 2015

What's on tap for this week

January 26, 2015

There is plenty to look forward to in this upcoming week's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Monday:

Waynesfield Village Council meeting at 7:30 p.m., look for the story in Tuesday's paper.

Snow pictures in Tuesday's paper!

Tuesday:

Botkins Village Council meeting at 7 p.m., look for the story in Wednesday's paper.

Story Time at the Auglaize County Public Library, look for pictures in Wednesday's paper.

Wednesday:

Court cases, look for the story in Thursday's paper.

Preview of upcoming events at the Auglaize County Library in Wednesday's paper.

Thursday:

January 23rd

Hotel owner seeks loan from city

January 23, 2015

The owners of the new Holiday Inn Express are seeking a loan from the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council as part of their financial plan.

January 22nd

Bly plays in Florida all-star game

January 22, 2015

WAYNESFIELD — From the tiny town of Waynesfield to the inside of an NFL stadium, Brandon Bly, a senior at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, recently played in the Blue-Grey All-American Game in Tampa, Fla., at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

His teammates and opponents in the game originated from all over the country and included a few notable Division I recruits, some of whom will be playing football at FBS programs such as West Virginia, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Illinois.

Mayor will not seek re-election

January 22, 2015

CRIDERSVILLE — After almost eight years under the leadership of Mayor Lorali Myers, the village of Cridersville will be looking for a new a mayor come 2017 as Myers announced during Monday’s village council meeting that she will not be seeking re-election as mayor of Cridersville.

Health levy up for renewal

January 22, 2015

The Auglaize County Health Department will be seeking the public’s support in May. 

It may be hard to believe it’s been 10 years since voters first renewed the 1995 health levy. 

According to an article published in the Wapakoneta Daily News in 2005, the 10-year, 1-mill levy provides more than one-third of the Auglaize County Health Department’s annual budget. That estimate is still pretty close.

Youth head to march

January 22, 2015

Members of the St. Joseph Youth Community on Wednesday boarded a charter bus and set off for Washington, D.C. to participate in the March for Life, an anti-abortion rally that takes place in the nation’s capital each year. 

A group of 28 middle and high school students, chaperons and parents began their journey at 9 p.m., loading up the bus and saying their goodbyes to loved ones before they embark on the nine-hour drive.

January 21st

District to undergo ‘rebuilding’

January 21, 2015

The Heritage Trails Park District is going in a different direction for the time being and there will not be any campaigning for a levy anytime soon.

That was the sentiment in the room during Tuesday night’s meeting in the Chamber of Commerce office in Wapakoneta. 

Park Commissioner David Stilwell proposed an idea to rebuild HTPD from the ground up starting with a board of trustees. 

Homes sought for exchange students

January 21, 2015

A local representative with the International Student Exchange is taking applications from area families to host an exchange student in the 2015-16 school year.

Julie Lee, a community representative for ISE, said she hopes to recruit at least 20 families in the northwest Ohio area, including Wapakoneta, St. Marys, Celina, New Bremen, Bellefontaine and any other town within a 100-mile radius of St. Henry, which is where she lives.

Snow, ice need to be cleared

January 21, 2015

Residents are reminded of the need to keep walkways, driveways and steps clear of snow and ice. While the area is getting a brief break from winter’s chill, ice and snow will return.

Morgan's shot gets Wapakoneta past Rangers

January 21, 2015

NEW KNOXVILLE — The Wapakoneta Redskins are no strangers to games going down to the wire during this 2014-2015 season. The latest win was yet another instance of the Redskins coming through near the end.

Wapakoneta’s Kodi Morgan knocked down a game-winning jumper with 13 seconds left to give the Redskins’ varsity boys basketball team a 45-43 victory at New Knoxville on Tuesday night.

“We’ve played in a lot of close games this year,” Redskins coach Doug Selvey said. “I think those games helped us win this game.”

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